Art Basel is the must attend event in the art world every year, taking place the first week of December in Miami. This year, Dialogue had the opportunity to work with world-renowned as well as up-and-coming Dutch artists and the Dutch Consulate in support of their participation at Art Basel Week. And suffice it to say, the Netherlands painted the town orange with an unprecedented number of Dutch art, artists, galleries, and designers participating.
As we all know, the Netherlands has contributed to the art world for centuries with the likes of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rietveld, Mondriaan, and is witnessing a proliferation of innovative artists, many of whom use a cross-disciplinary approach between art and science, a long-standing tradition in Dutch art. A remarkable example of this marriage is Theo Jansen, with his larger than life Strandbeests (“beach animals”). His installation at Art Basel Miami marked the kick off of his U.S. tour.
What a treat to meet and work with Theo Jansen in person and witness how these magical creatures came to life on the sands of Miami Beach, drawing thousands of spectators.
To view the Strandbeests, click on the video below:
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